As we approach this momentous occasion more information has been published on the order of events. Here is a list of the official events and some information on plans in progress for the village celebrations.
Thursday 2 June 2022
The Queen’s Birthday Parade, the first day of the bank holiday, more than 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will come together in the traditional Parade to mark The Queen’s official birthday, usually held on the second Saturday in June.
Platinum Jubilee Beacons, over 1,500 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories. For the first time, beacons will also be lit in each of the capital cities of the Commonwealth countries to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Addington Parish Council is taking part and will be lighting the beacon in the village hall car park at 9.45pm. We will be serving light refreshments in the village hall.
Friday 3 June 2022
On Friday, June 3, 2022, a service of thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral.
Saturday 4 June 2022
The Derby at Epsom Downs, the Queen and Royal Family will watch the horse races at Epsom Downs. Platinum Party at the Palace, a special live concert of the ‘world’s biggest entertainment stars’ from Buckingham Palace will be broadcast.
The village organisations have come together and aim to hold a family event on the recreation ground to include an evening event in the village hall. More details to follow.
Sunday 5 June 2022
The Big Jubilee Lunch, is a community lunch encouraging neighbours to come together to celebrate with the Queen. Think finger sandwiches, tea, scones, or whatever your community enjoys to celebrate with.
The Platinum Jubilee Pageant With an eclectic mix of arts, artists, dancer and military personnel will tell the story of the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. There will be a ‘River of Hope’ section which will comprise of two hundred silk flags which will process down The Mall, appearing like a moving river.
Thinking of holding a street party on Sunday 5 June 2022 to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and wondering if you need a road closure?
Kent County Council have produced an application form for organisers in each road to complete.
Street Party Application for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (pdf) >>
This type of Road Closure ONLY applies to following type of event:
- For residents/neighbours only
- Small cul-de-sac and quiet estate roads
- No selling is involved
They do request that a risk assessment is included with the application along with confirmation that you have consulted with the residents who will be affected by the road closures.
Public Liability Insurance is not a requirement for this type of road closure.
You will see that there is a useful link included providing advice on holding a street party.
Application forms can be obtained from the Kent County Council website or get in touch with the Clerk who will send one to you.
The deadline for ALL applications is 31st March 2022, any applications received after this date will not be processed.